Resolution change with XRANDR

Tobias Koenig tokoe at
Sun Jun 13 21:49:30 BST 2004

On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 11:15:32PM +0300, Andras Mantia wrote:
> Hi,

> In kdetv for some TV cards there is a need to change the resolution (to 
> a smaller one) of the desktop in order to get a full-screen picture. 
> It's done with the XRANDR extension (with XRRSetScreenConfig) but the 
> problem is that after returning to the original resolution the window 
> sizes and layout of the running applications are changed, usually 
> everything is smaller.
Since it's not only a problem of KDE apps, maybe kwin could save the
sizes of windows before changing the resolution and apply them when
changing back. Only problem with this approach might be, that when you
change the size of the window in the other resolution, the size will be
overwritten on back switch.

Hmm, maybe a flag to tell kwin that the size shall be stored?

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